You never really know what’s going on at The Union, because it’s never announced.
But you can gleam the details from digging deeper: “So in addition to my web duties, I’ll be covering Nevada City this summer while reporter David Mirhadi is out … wishing him the best,” Zuri writes on his blog on Twitter.
So I guess Zuri — the paper’s Web community manager and sports writer — also is covering Nevada City this summer, just as a new weekly is launching to cover the “tiny town.”
Good luck to Zuri and Pat Butler, the editor of the soon-to-be-launched Nevada City Advocate. I’ve seen the rate sheet they’re passing around to merchants: The ad rates seem a wee bit too high, considering the “reach” of the publication.
I also think calling your paper the “Advocate” sends up flairs of “us against them,” not always constructive when we’re trying to bring our communities together not force them apart. I see things moving toward more collaboration in our county.
On the other hand, a lot of people complain The Union’s ad rates are too high. I also wonder how reporting “negative” news is going to impact ad sales at both papers.
As residents, we’ll just sit in our Adorindack chairs on the front porch, watching the action.
We live in the “three digit” address zone (that is, incorporated NC) and are discretionary spenders, and now both will have to figure out a way to sign us up as customers (along with our neighbors).
Good luck to each of them! Competition is always a good thing. A short-lived blog from Pat Butler and his spouse is here.
Meanwhile, all the best to Dave Mirhadi while he’s out, a class act whom Jeff Ackerman encouraged the rest of us to hire.
Jeff also encouraged us to hire Pat back as a reporter after he left the paper as Editor to go to the Fairfield Daily Republic for “greener pastures,” only to get laid off. What a weird twist: It kind of speaks to a “tiny town.”